Burnout Resources



Videos on Burnout

Build a Better Day Off

with Dike Drummond, MD

The Art of Stillness
with Pico Iyer

Got a Meeting? Take a Walk

with Nilofer Merchant



Articles on Burnout

Physician Burnout and the Brain Changes of the Eeyore Effect

2018, sourced by The Happy MD


For Doctors, Delving Deeper as a Way to Avoid Burnout

2018, Siddhartha Mukherjee, sourced by The New York Times


Implementing Optimal Team-Based Care to Reduce Clinician Burnout

2018, Cynthia D. Smith, Celynne Balatbat, Susan Corbridge, Anna Legreid Dopp, Jessica Fried, Ron Harter, Seth Landefeld, Christina Y. Martin, Frank Opelka, Lew Sandy, Luke Sato, and Christine Sinsky, sourced by National Academy of Medicine


Doctor Burnout Widespread, Helps Drive Many Medical Errors

2018, By Keith Horvath, Patricia Sengstack, Frank Opelka, Andrea Borondy Kitts, Peter Basch, David Hoyt, Alexander Ommaya, Pamela Cipriano, Kensaku Kawamoto, Harold L. Paz, J. Marc Overhage, sourced by National Academy of Medicine


The Burnout Crisis in American Medicine

2018, Rena Xu, MD MBA, sourced by The Atlantic


Battling Burnout

2018, Joey Berlin, sourced by Texas Medical Association


Southwest Florida Doctors Feeling Burned Out, Seeking Help to Manage Stress

2018, Liz Freeman, sourced by Naples Daily News


Burnout May be Costing Your Institute Millions Each Year

2017, Rabiya S. Tuma, PhD, sourced by Medscape


How to Recognize Burnout Before You're Burned Out

2017, Kenneth R. Rosen, sourced by The New York Times


Workplace Factors Contribute to Burnout in Family Physicians

2017, Diana Phillips, sourced by Medscape


Controlled Interventions to Reduce Burnout in Physicians

2016, Maria Panagioti, PhD, Efharis Panagopoulou, PhD, Peter Bower, PhD, George Lewith, MD, Evangelos Kontopantelis, PhD, Carolyn Chew-Graham, MD, Shoba Dawson, PhD, Harm van Marwijk, MD, Keith Geraghty, PhD, Aneez Esmail, MD, sourced by JAMA Internal Medicine


Organization-Level Interventions Best for Reducing Physician Burnout

2016,Diana Phillips, sourced by Medscape


Minnesota Hospital Ramps up Efforts to Battle Physician Burnout

2016, Christopher Snowbeck, sourced by StarTribune


4 Ways Hospitals Tackle Physician Burnout

2016, Zack Budryk, sourced by FierceHealthcare


A Double-edged Sword:  What Makes Doctors Great also Drives Burnout

2016, Josh Sandberg, sourced by Ortho Spine News


Work-life Balance Out of Whack for Many Doctors

2016, Joanne Finnegan, sourced by FierceHealthcare


Study: Doctor Burnout May Increase Effect of Biases on Care

2016, Stephen Feller, sourced by UPI


Using a Single Item to Measure Burnout in Primary Cary Staff: A Psychometric Evaluation

2015, Emily D. Dolan, MS PhD, David Mohr, PhD, Michele Lempa, MPH DrPH, Sandra Joos, PhD, Stephan D. Fihn, MD MPH, Karin M. Nelson, MD MSHS, Christian D. Helfrich, MPH PhD, sourced by NCBI


Changes in Burnout and Satisfaction With Work-Life Balance in Physicians

2015, Tait D. Shanafelt, MD; Omar Hasan, MBBS, MPH; Lotte N. Dyrbye, MD, MHPE; Christine Sinsky, MD; Daniel Satele, MS; Jeff Sloan, PhD; and Colin P. West, MD, PhD, sourced by Mayo Clinic


Burnout increasing among U.S. doctors

2015, Lena H. Sun, sourced by The Washington Post


Disturbing Trends in Physician Burnout and Satisfaction With Work-Life Balance

2015, Mayo Clinic Proceedings


Effective Leadership - One Remedy for Physician Burnout

2015, Bob Nellis, sourced by Mayo Clinic


Physician Burnout Rates Top 50 Percent 

2015, Dike Drummond, MD, sourced by HuffPost


Physician Burnout - 3 Signs and 3 Simple Prevention Steps

Dike Drummond, MD, sourced by The Happy MD


Preventing Stress and Burnout for Physicians and PAs

2014, Oregon Medical Association


5 Steps to Prevent or Mitigate Physician Burnout

2014, Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, sourced by UNC Health Care


How to help medical practice staff avoid burnout

2013, sourced by American Medical News


Easing Doctor Burnout with Mindfulness

2013, Pauline W. Chen, MD, sourced by The New York Times


Physician Burnout: A potential threat to successful health care reform

2011, Liselotte N. Dyrbye, MD MHPE, Tait Shanafelt, MD, sourced by JAMA Network


Association of an Educational Program in Mindful Communication With Burnout, Empathy, and Attitudes Among Primary Care Physicians

2009, Michael S. Krasner, MD, Ronald M. Epstein, MD, Howard Beckman, MD, sourced by JAMA Network


Reduction in burnout may be a benefit for short-term medical mission volunteers

2009, Clark Campbella, Donell Campbell, David Krier, Ryan Kuehlthau, Todd Hilmes and Melissa Stromberger, sourced by Taylor & Francis



Books on Burnout

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Christina Maslach, MD 
Michael Leiter, MD

Dike Drummond, MD

Tom Murphy, MD


Rebekah Bernard, MD

Thomas Skovholt, PhD ABPP






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